ZWEIRAD

2020

 

How can the idea of sharing public bikes be taken even further?

The concept „ZWEIRAD“ combines the conventional bike with the option to transport a second person. In contrast to a tandem bike, “ZWEIRAD” can also be ridden alone without any trouble. „ZWEIRAD“ offers the flexibility to be on your own and still be shared at any given moment to have an exciting and fun experience together.

To guarantee a comfortable ride the bike features the characteristic long saddle, as well as a handrail and a footrest for the second person. The specifically shaped mudguards provide protection against possible contact between the feet and the wheels. The increased wheelbase when compared to a normal bicycle allows the second person to sit in front of the rear wheel axle and ensures a stable and safe ride. To create a rigid and relatively light build, hydroformed aluminium is used for the frame construction, which also allows the unique shaping of components such as the footrest.

The ridable prototype is manufactured from steel, while the design model is CNCed from plywood boards in several parts and assembled and spray painted later on.

Project with Michael Mahle

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